Portland’s Italian scene has lost one of its stars. Tuscan restaurant Burrasca has closed after more than seven years serving bowls of slow-braised wild boar pappardelle, steamy ribollita, and tender braised squid.
Burrasca announced on January 15 via social media post that it had closed permanently. The post did not describe a reason for the closure, other than that the lease was coming to a close and that it was “time for more focus on well-being and family; time to consider new and inspiring projects.”
Burrasca’s story is a familiar one to many Portlanders: finding success as a food cart after opening in summer of 2013, the family-owned Italian
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